deconsecrate
transitive verb Date: 1876 to remove the sacred character of <
deconsecrate a church
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deconsecration noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Deconsecrate — De*con se*crate (d[ e]*k[o^]n s[ e]*kr[=a]t), v. t. To deprive of sacredness; to secularize. {De*con se*cra tion}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deconsecrate — [dē kän′si krāt΄] vt. deconsecrated, deconsecrating to revoke or annul the consecrated status of (a church building) …   English World dictionary

  • deconsecrate — v.t., deconsecrated, deconsecrating. * * * …   Universalium

  • deconsecrate — verb To remove the consecration from a church or similar building Ant: consecrate …   Wiktionary

  • deconsecrate — v. make someone or something secular; remove consecration from a person or from an object …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deconsecrate — verb transfer (a building) from sacred to secular use. Derivatives deconsecration noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • deconsecrate — de·consecrate …   English syllables

  • deconsecrate — /diˈkɒnsəkreɪt/ (say dee konsuhkrayt) verb (t) (deconsecrated, deconsecrating) to deprive of sanctity acquired through consecration; secularise …   Australian English dictionary

  • deconsecrate — v.tr. transfer (esp. a building) from sacred to secular use. Derivatives: deconsecration n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Deconsecration — Deconsecrate De*con se*crate (d[ e]*k[o^]n s[ e]*kr[=a]t), v. t. To deprive of sacredness; to secularize. {De*con se*cra tion}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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